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a block west of the grand lake theater late this afternoon. amy holyfield to take us through what happened. >> reporter: even police at the scene tell me they haven't seen an accident this big before and it as miracle and it is amazing that everybody walked away. a police sargeant told me that the driver of the dump truck was just released from the hospital. the truck plowed into a row of cars sitting at a red light. the driver of the dump truck said his brakes failed and he told us about how he felt when heard everybody survived the crash. >> i was happy and hopefully i can get ahold of the people that got hurt and say sorry, something, anything, you know. i didn't do it on purpose, you know. but i ruined their day big-time, you know, their cars are smashed. >> reporter: the driver did not want to give his last name. this happened about 4:30 this afternoon at mcarthur boulevard and grand avenue at the grand avenue exit ramp off of 580. it has been closed ever since as officers try to clear the scene. they are hoping to get it open in the next few minutes and it looks like they are just ab
that did not melt, this safe from someone's house. firefighters used a heavy duty saw to open it. the contents much of it apparently jewelry relatively intact but the owners delighted, of course, to get it back. >>> a story of heroism coming out of the tragedy. the san mateo board of supervisors is planning to honor three men who rescued six elderly women from a site when the care taker abandoned them. >> these men rushed in as so many others rushed out. >> sounded like the world was ending above the treeline up there while my tad and dad ane in our backyard. >> bob and his dad and a man named frank descended to see who needed help. show stumbled into a home with six women all in their 80s and 90s none able to make it out on their own. >> i ran and got one lady and we walked down the hallway and saw another and another and one by one grabbed them and got them out. >> there was one woman still in the house mary sweeney. her son found out about the heroism later, hours later. >> a tough few hours not knowing whether she was alive or dead. >> it wasn't until my dad said let's go ba
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. the incident near hopper street us a can see here on the map as we zoom in to it for you. allen is live in petaluma tonight with more on salvage operation. really gone wrong. >> yes dan. out here at the marina some kayaker were complaining that they had to dodge huge tar ball earlier this morning but tonight most of that slick has either dissipated or evaporated. glob of oil floated out toward the bay at low tide around six this evening. the remnant of what petaluma resident say was large oil slick that stretched from shore to shore as it moved through this slew. 8:00 o'clock this morning the department of fish and game says this old tug boat being chopped up for scrap metal and leaked between 200 and 600 gallon of oil. the owner of the tug apparently knew it was leaking because he already had an oil boom around it. but the department of fish and game says this morning flood tide swept the oil out into the estuary creating oil slick 2 and a half miles long. resident say these are extremely sensitive wetlands. >> last week i saw couple river otters. usually it is a few shore birds
: maxine had to run out of her oh, us with only her purse. >> heat was so intense. i mean then the noise. it was just you know it was just helpless. the. >>reporter: help is coming now. piles and piles of donations. so much they are turning it away. but baby bottles and cash are still needed. these south san francisco contractors brought a check for 1,000 dollars. and safeway is giving 25,000. >> we feel very strongly that this is our community. these are our friends. our naichbilitys our customers. we want to give back. >>reporter: but money can not buy what the she needs to find her 80-year-old grandmother whose house was right next to the explosion. house is gone. she's looked everywhere for her grandma. >> bay hill. recreation center, checked red cross on line. the hospital. called them all. >>reporter: talked to the fire department at all. >> i talked to 5 different police officers. >>reporter: 2 aunt and uncle were also in the house severely burned when they tried to leave. answer now in induced coma in jeopardy of losinging their extreme. >> uncle is conscience but
i thought it wasver here... ♪ [car horn honks] our outback always gets us there... ... somemes it just takes us a little longer to get back ♪ >> they took a saturday urn 5 rocket and tipped it upside down at the blast off. probably 100 foot flame length. >>reporter: san bruno fire. disaster so big even commercial airline pilots were calling it in. >> sounded kind of like a jet engine. high pitch screaming sound. >>reporter: firefighters reflects on the san bruno disaster. >>> good evening. i'm dan. more than 200 emergency personnel rushed to the neighborhood last thursday. many off duty and without knowing what they were rushing into. tonight the incredible story from abc 7. >> we looked out the back door and could see a fire ball. >>reporter: the fire ball was just the beginning. >> initially we are thinking that jet airplane went down from san francisco airport. >> i personally was thinking it might be a terrorist thing. >> it appears we have a plane down there in the neighborhood. >>reporter: it would be more than 20 minute before these first responders realize it w
cars. >> one of them said stay in your car. he asked me for my license. i say why. you didn't use your blinker. >>reporter: there was no doubt he was a victim of rracial profiling. >> i think it was because, i m mean, i if if see myself in the mirror and look at your face. you hack like a gang mechbility you are latino. >>reporter: e.t. is with packet. >> when he told us the story said father, why didn't you tell him were you a pastor of a church and he said why should i have to? >>reporter: police chief defended the department effort to stop racial profiling. >> in all the policy and procedures we put into place are geared so that it doesn't happen so what we are really seeing here what i am reading a lot in the survey is the perception again versus reality. not suggesting that it can't happen. but the question is how do we measure that. >>reporter: but survey like these are useful according to flt city independent police auditor. >> survey are very significant because if your perception are more positive toward the police your behavior change accordingly. you tend to go
, california, as early as this week. >> they are using children as hostages. a stunning admission that they are only interested in covering healthy people and not sick people. >> the move would only apply to new policies and would not affect existing child only policy holders and family plans provided through parent's work. the insurance industry fears parents will buy policies only when children become sick, causing a huge expensive group to insurance with not enough premiums to cover the cost. >> if we have a system where people can drop in and out only when they need it the most it won't work. >> child only policies are a small market geared towards families who make too much to qualify for the public program. >> just because we -- our kids get sick or come up with the diseases. >> pediatricians insist it is more expensive to let kids go without insurance and stay sick. >> when you are letting those kinds of conditions go untreated, under treated then you are having more emergency room visits and more optimizations, increasing healthcare costs. >> a bill on governor schwarzeneg
just before noon. students tell us lunch doesn't begin until 12:15. because the driver and passengers were all minors, the chp not releasing their names. school administrators say they will make a statement on monday. live in novato, lillian kim, abc 7 news gentleman okay. thanks very much. >>> another tragedy involving a young person. this one killed in the san bruno fire storm. 20-year-old jessica morales died week ago last thursday. friends and family members remembered her tonight at a service in daly city. they tried to make tonight a celebration of her life instead of focusing on how she died. several people spoke at the service but the family decided they did not want cameras inside. understandably. outside the vigil lvd ones told us they will miss her beautiful smile. >> such a beautiful person. such a shame to see someone so young be gone. hear people talking about her and past tense when i only seen her an hour and a half before she died. very sad. beautiful pitching coffin she warm front lvd because she was very into fashion. just beautiful person. >>reporter: s
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